Ms. Penny Lebyane is multi levelled media practitioner, a broadcast television anchor, radio host, a speaker with a cross cultural experience on Community, Public Service and Commercial radio and television. Ms Lebyane currently host two shows Let’s Talk Papgeld a 360 Insight On The Impact of Child Maintenance SA and UnBreak My Heart a Relationship Therapy Show. Both the shows are broadcast on South Africa’s black owned newly launched TV channel MOJA LOVE 157 DSTV weekly.
The former host of ETV‘s flagship Breakfast Show Sunrise daily from 2014 to 2018. As the host of Sunrise Penny Lebyane tackled conversations, debates, and interviews from the latest breaking news in current affairs, business news, health, entertainment and sports with a myriad of South African leaders across all fields like Dr Naledi Pandor as Min of Science and Technology, Dr Zweli Mkhize ANC, Adv Thuli Madonsela, Happy Ralinala ABSA/Barclays, Mr Siyabonga Gama Transnet, Dr Aron Motsoaledi, Dr Tim Tebeila, Dr Danny Jordan SAFA, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Oliver Mtukudzi, Lillian Dube, Lucas Radebe, Khanyi Dlomo, Dr Prescious Motsepe, Beverly Bond, Proffessor Pitika Ntuli,Min Nathi Mthethwa, Bishop TD Jakes, Sello Hatang Nelson Mandela Foundation, Geoffrey Qhena IDC to mention a few.
She previously was the host SA’s highly rated SABC2’s Women Talk Show Motswako for 5 successful seasons until 2013, she’s passionate about WO+MAN(women and man) how together we can build greater communities. Ms Lebyane has worked closely with various government, NGO’s and educational institutions and corporates on issues of women development, mental health, youth empowerment, education and self-actualisation and community developments, such as; South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group, UN Women, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Tshwane University of Technology, Wits University, University of Johannesburg, National Youth Development Agency, Department of Communications, Metropolitan SA, SHELL SA, Grace Bible Church amongst others. She was an Influencer for a School Programme for Keeping Girls P&G, Department of Basic Education and UNICEF in 2015 she summited Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for Sanitary Pads.
Ms Lebyane started her foundation, The Penny Lebyane Foundation in 2012 which through Mentorship programmes at schools and higher learning institutes brings light to students in different career fields and also affords young people the opportunity to be guided both career wise and on personal development. The foundation in 2012 launched an Outreach Program which focused on rural schools in the Bushbuckridge,Mpumalanga area where she was born and schooled till grade 7, the foundation started vegetable gardens at the 6 of the schools visited during the outreach program, poverty is a common problem in rural areas starting vegetable gardens seemed like the best solution as it will be able to sustain the children at the schools.
Other Programmes are on Relationships, Wo+Man Hood, Heritage, Self-Development. Apart from her outlined passions her business ambitions shines through the building her Convergence Media Company -Penny Lebyane Enterprises with interest in Radio and Television Productions, Online & Print Media, Mobile Technology, Content Generation and Communications & Events. One of the highlights of her career was an exclusive interview on International News Network Aljazeera about the impact Oprah Winfrey had on African Women and their Development. The network identified Ms Lebyane as a Voice for African Women as the host Motswako on SABC2 Weekly in 2011.
She’s always challenging herself to nurture the seed already planted in her spirit to be that positive influence of her generation as she shines the light on Africa’s excellence, achievements and personalities as they pioneer and break new ground through her endeavours as a celebrated media personality and as a MC, Speaker, Facilitator and Content Producer amongst others.
Penny Lebyane - ‘’Penyelelani’’ – l am here to shine the light .